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by Yuan Muzhi
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subtitles are available off this site at http://www.archive.org/details/ScenesOfCityLife-SrtSubtitles A heavily didactic 1935 Shanghai movie which plays as a tragic comedy. A poor guy loves a girl but there's another man after her, and her father is also in the way. It starts out like Charlie Chaplin, but it goes on to show the basic moral failures of the Westernized capitalistic city. While it has its problems (one of the biggest being that it has two huge framing devices right at the...
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Topics: Shanghai, China, Drama, Comedy, B&W
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Shanghai, 1935. The beautiful young girl Xiao Hong is a singer at a teahouse. She falls in love with her neighbor, a handsome young musician called Xiao Chen. Their windows face each other, and Xiao Chen often entertains Xiao Hong with magic tricks through the window. When Xiao Hong discovers that her boss indends to sell her to a rich teahouse customer who has taken a liking to her, Xiao Chen and his eccentric bunch of friends do all they can to stop it. Subtitles: English (unsynced)
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Topics: China, Shanghai, drama, comedy
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One of the most powerful and moving ballets from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. It depicts a woman's journey into the People's Liberation Army. Instead of weak, fragile women dressed in fluttery tutus, women were depicted in military uniforms with rifles. Instead of frail motions, women had strong arms and clenched fists. This play shook the entire foundation of bourgeois art.
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Topics: Maoism, Communism, ballet, art, dance, China
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by China
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One of the most controversial dramatic films produced in China during the cultural revolution, "Breaking" is about the struggle to democratize education in the countryside. Made during Mao Tse Tung's infamous Cultural Revolution.
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Topics: China, Mao, Zedong, Tsetung, Tse-tung, Revolution, Socialism, Communism, Communist, Cultural...
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by S L James
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CHINA: COMMUNIST HISTORY THROUGH FILM A collection of Chinese documentary films and motion pictures from the 1950s to 1970s 10th Anniversary (1959) Visitors on the Icy Mountain (1963) [English subtitles] The East is Red (1964) [English subtitles] Nuclear Test (1966) 9th Congress (1969) Anti-China Atrocities of the New Tsars (1969) [English version] Educated Youth in the Countryside (1973) [English version] Shining Red Star (1974) [English version] The People of Huixian County Have Done Well...
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Topics: China, Communist, Communism, Mao, Zhou, Cultural, Revolution, propaganda, 中國共產黨,...